Assistant Vice President for College Communications Elizabeth Smith.Dear Members of the Saint Mary's College Community,

I am delighted to report that Elizabeth Smith has been appointed Assistant Vice President for College Communications. Her first day at Saint Mary's will be June 23, 2008.

Elizabeth has over a dozen years of experience in digital communication, donor relations, and integrated marketing and communication. Her most significant assignments have been as Manager of Corporate Communications at First Data Corp. ('96-'99), Director of Marketing and Communications for the Northwestern Alumni Association ('01-'04), Director of Donor Relations for Northwestern University (‘04-'05) and Director of Marketing Communications at UC Davis ('05 – present.) Her important accomplishments at Davis include implementing a university wide integrated marketing plan, providing communications support for the institution's first ever comprehensive fund raising campaign and leading development of a university-wide social media strategy.

Elizabeth holds a BA in Journalism from Auburn University, where she also served as Editor–in-Chief of The Auburn Plainsman, the student published newspaper of the University, and an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School at Northwestern University.

I would like to publicly thank the members of an extremely hard working, talented and dedicated search committee (listed below) for their assistance in identifying this outstanding new member of our community.

Shawny Anderson, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Ed Biglin, Chief Technology Officer
Jenifer Delson, Executive Administrative Assistant, President's Office
Dorothy Jones, Dean of Admissions
Jane Joyce, Coordinator of Recruitment and Admissions, SOE
Ete Martinez Anderson, Assistant Dean of Student Life
Ron Olowin, Chair, Department of Physics
Chris Sindt, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Mike Samuels, Director of Marketing and Advertising, Athletic Department
Brother Stan Sobczyk, Vice President for Advancement

Sincerely,
Michael Beseda
VP College Communications and Enrollment

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